Mulk Raj Anand Selected Short Stories

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Selected Short Stories

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Mulk Raj Anand (1905-2004) had one lament he often voiced to his friends and literary critics that his short stories were not paid enough attention.

This volume brings together some of the best and most memorable stories from Anands published collections, each of them illustrating a different moon and tone. In his half- humorous and half-ironic way, Anand draws our attention to the plight of the marginalized, the poor and the illiterate, and penetrates their innermost feelings and emotion. Straightforward, unpretentious and expertly crafted, these unforgettable vignettes of life in twentieth-century India are sure to hunt then reader long after the book has been put down.
About The Author
Mulk Raj Anand was born in Peshawar in 1905 and educated at the
universities of Punjab and London. After earning his PhD in Philosophy in
1929, Anand began writing for T.S. Eliot's magazine Criterion as well as books
on cooking and art. Recognition came with the publication of his first two
novels, Untouchable and Coolie. These were followed by a succession of novels,
including his well-known trilogy The Village (1939), Across the Black Waters
(1940) and The Sword and the Sickle (1942). By the time he returned to India in
1946, he was easily the best-known Indian writer abroad.

Making Bombay his home and centre of activity, Anand threw himself headlong
into the cultural and social life of India. He founded and edited the fine arts
magazine Marg, and has been the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award,
several honorary doctorates and other distinctions. Anand died in Pune in
September 2004.
Introduction
Mulk Raj Anand has long lamented in letters to friends and literary
critics that little or no attention has been pa

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